Women Christian Mystics Speak to Our Times

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David B. Perrin
Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - 209 pagine
Women Christian Mystics Speak to Our Times is an ambitious collection of essays by leading scholars that connects the modern world with the timeless wisdom of women such as Catherine of Siena, Hildegard of Bingen, Th-rFse of Lisieux, Mary of Bizye, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, Birgitta of Sweden, Hadewijch of Brabant, Agnes of Blarmbekin, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite de Porete, and Catherine of Genoa. While emphasizing the holy lives of these women, this book also reveals their lasting contributions to theology and spirituality. Bound by a common belief that women Christian mystics have much to teach us today, these accessible essays are geared toward classrooms and educated lay readers.
 

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Medieval Women Mystics A Few Courtly Feasts and Many Bag Lunches
3
Visions of Spirit Prospects for Retrieving Medieval Spirituality
17
edieval Womans Stories Stories for Women Today
37
Setting the Stories of Women Christian Mystics into the TwentyFirst Century
53
Catherine of Siena Contemplating the Fruitfulness of Christian Suffering
55
Marie dOignies Female Visions of Strength
71
The Contribution of Julian of Norwichs Revelations to Finding Religious and Spiritual Meaning in AIDSRelated Multiple Loss
89
NearDeath Experience and Julian of Norwichs Doctrine of Prayer
109
From The CloudUnknown Author to The Castle of Teresa of Avila Teresian Metaphor as Transition from Unknowing to Being Known
129
The Virgin Mary in the Visions of Hildegard of Bingen 10981179
143
Christian Mysticism in Postmodernity Therese of Lisieux as a Case Study
157
Elizabeth Ann SetonAcquiescence to the Divine
173
Glossary
195
Index
204
Contributions
207
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Informazioni sull'autore (2001)

David Perrin, O.M.I., is Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Associate Professor at Saint Paul University in Ottawa. He holds several degrees, including a Ph.D. D.Th., S.T.L., and S.T.B., and is the author of several articles and three books, including For Love of the World: The Old and New Self of John of the Cross.

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